Freedom Boat Club to Partner with Jeanneau Dealerships as Part of New European Boat Club Initiative
Freedom Boat Club has signed an alliance agreement with Jeanneau to cooperatively develop Freedom Boat Club franchises among its European dealer network.
According to Freedom Boat Club President and CEO John Giglio, the FBC franchise model is now being offered to Jeanneau retailers in Europe who have the opportunity to develop FBC locations in their local market using Jeanneau outboard-powered boats.
Based on current interest and development activity, Giglio expects to announce multiple Freedom Boat Clubs operational in France this spring, with additional expansion elsewhere throughout Europe to follow.
Local Freedom Boat Club of Greater Boston and Cape Cod members will now have the opportunity to enjoy boating on multiple continents, something club co-owners Matt Carrick and Matthew O’Connor are very excited to offer their existing and prospective members.
“One of the most exciting aspects of this international expansion is our exclusive membership benefit featuring reciprocity,” Matt Carrick said. “Our Freedom Boat Club members throughout Greater Boston and Cape Cod will enjoy full access to a fleet of boats wherever clubs exist in over 150+ domestic locations, and now with the international locations on the horizon, we expect demand at each of our 11 Massachusetts clubs to increase,” said Matt Carrick.
“The boat clubs are a real trend that our dealers are keen to develop,” confirms Jean-Paul Chapeleau, Jeanneau CEO. “For Jeanneau dealers, it’s a unique opportunity to benefit from an experienced partner while launching this new service to our customers.”